Victim Advocate

ISPN seeks an experienced, creative, and relentless Victim Advocate to provide high quality supportive services to victims of crime. This position offers the right individual an opportunity to impact the future of a vibrant and critical community organization.


AmeriCorps Service – Full-Time Position

1 Year Commitment Title: Nonviolence AmeriCorps Team Member Reports to: AmeriCorps Program Manager Basic Function: The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence (ISPN) seeks to teach by word and example the principles and practices of nonviolence, and to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions. ISPN has helped to significantly lower violence in the City of Providence and other cities in the state, while assisting increasing the services being offered to victims of violence throughout the State of Rhode Island.  


Hiring – Director of Development

The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence (ISPN) seeks to teach by word and example the principles and practices of nonviolence, and to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions. ISPN has helped to significantly lower violent crimes in the City of Providence, particularly youth violence. In 2009, the Institute was selected as Outstanding Philanthropic Organization by the RI Association of Fundraising Professionals. Today ISPN seeks an experienced, creative and relentless fund development professional to bring the organization’s fund development to the next level. The Director of Development will organize and manage a centralized Read More


Progress made: Zero gang homicides in 2016!

Providence shootings, homicides continue to decline. Both categories continued to drop in 2016, and the city did not see a single gang-related homicide, a trend attributed to improved community policing. By Amanda Milkovits Journal Staff Writer Posted Jan 31, 2017 at 8:40 PM PROVIDENCE, R.I. — There were fewer shootings and fewer homicides in Providence last year, continuing years of a steady decline in violent crime in the city. The Providence police chief and executive director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence say the reduction of violence in 2016 actually reflects years of work between the police and the community they serve. Read More